Perfect Crime
Open run 1h 55m
Perfect Crime
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Perfect Crime NYC Reviews and Tickets

49%
(329 Reviews)
Positive
31%
Mixed
24%
Negative
45%
Members say
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Dated, Clever

Put on your detective hat and solve the longest running murder mystery show in New York City.

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Member Reviews (329)

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68
Entertaining, Disappointing, Clever, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to see a classic off Broadway show. It's been around forever.

Don't see it if You're looking for a great show. It's ok but far from great.

40
Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid

See it if you like a murder mystery type of show. Confusing at parts, slow at parts and awful at parts.

Don't see it if if you don't like slow, baseless shows that can put you to sleep at different times. I cannot figure how this show has lasted so long, was n

15
Dated, Banal, Forgettable

See it if you've seen everything else in town. (Cheap tickets are usually easy to come by for this show.)

Don't see it if you expect some mystery from your mystery plays or thrills from your thrillers.

58
A vanity project

See it if you like a twisty crime drama.

Don't see it if there's something better playing at the local cinema. This is a vanity project from start to finish. Someone owes someone a favour.

30
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you make a habit of flushing your money down the toilet.

Don't see it if you like good acting (the lead female has been in it for over 20 years and completely phones in her performance--just utterly bad).

40
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You just want to check this one off the list. It is the longest running play in New York!

Don't see it if You think you're going to see an interesting thriller or murder mystery. Be warned, it's awful.

65
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if It was ok, I found it hurt understand what was happening at times.

Don't see it if if you do not like slow moving storys

4
Disappointing

See it if If you dislike mysteries. You will be glad you dislike mysteries and never see one again.

Don't see it if If you like a good ending to a mystery.

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
October 3rd, 2005

"But if you stick with the story - and considering the turgid performances, that's asking a lot - it does make sense and even has a certain thematic elegance. As the illusions reveal themselves, a confusion and sense of terror slowly build. Or at least that's what should happen if the production wasn't so lethargic."
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New York Daily News
September 23rd, 2011

"There's just no killing New York's currently longest-running play. On Sunday, Warren Manzi's 1987 murder mystery, directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, hits a major mile-marker: 10,000 performances. Having never seen the show before, the time seemed right. As of No. 9,980, there's still life in the modestly diverting thriller."
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W
February 16th, 2011

"In the face of awkward segues within the characters’ dialogue and the lack of chemistry, Perfect Crime is still an intriguing thriller full of unexpected twists and turns. It will leave you unsettled and questioning the motives of its characters like any suspenseful piece of work will do. And in my opinion, that is its strongest asset."
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